Catherine Bruce Countess of Dysart

1605–22 May 1651 (Age 46)
Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Bruce Countess of Dysart was born in 1605, in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Colonel Norman Bruce, was 35 and her mother, Janet Norvall, was 30. She married William Murray 1st Earl of Dysart on 15 April 1613. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She died on 22 May 1651, in Dysart, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

William Murray 1st Earl of Dysart
Catherine Bruce Countess of Dysart
Marriage: 15 April 1613
Elizabeth Murray Duchess of Lauderdale
Anne Murray
Catherine Murray
Lady Margaret Murray

Spouse and Children

15 April 1613


Parents and Siblings



Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy which has not been certainly identified. Traditionally, it is believed to be derived from Brix near Cherbourg, but Le Brus in Calvados and Briouze in Orne have also been proposed as candidates.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Catharine Murray in entry for Ann Murray, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Catherine Bruce - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Catherine Bruce

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